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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
and they're almost afraid of going through the program. >> the fear of the affordable healthcare act, so he stopped his application. >> i didn't want to punch the button and then i have $300 to add to my meager income. now for a career musician, he he could pursue his passion for the rest of his life. al jazeera, nashville. >> reporter: i'm dave warren. we're looking at this cold arctic air pushing south out of canada. these temperatures single digits right now. when you factor in the wind chill it could feel well below zero. with the snow coming down, the wind picking up, and looking like a cold blast, we had a for footyesterday, and that will stt whipping around. these are the wind chills. when you factor in the wind, it will feel like 30 below across north and sout south dakota. and it will extend down to cans. we have this cold air overrun by this warm air so we have rain falling into air which is at or below the freezing mark depending on how thing that is. that rain could hit the ground as freezing rain. that will continue thursday overnight into friday morning. looking at this pic
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
aggressively reselling the affordable healthcare again. he aimed at explaining why the affordable care act was enacted and why people should be encouraged to sign up. >> right now what that law is doing, yes, you agree with me. right now what this law is doing is helping folks, and we're just getting started with the exchanges. just getting started with the marketplaces. we're not going to walk away from them. if i got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i do. >> the website is still the visible part of obamacare. while it seems to be working better that's only part of the battle. to make the exchanges work the president will need the young and healthy to sign up. if they don't enroll premiums could skyrocket. mike viqueira from the white house, tell us about the strategy of the next three weeks. what is the president trying to accomplish? >> he's trying to refocus attention from the bad on to the good. the white house feels largely that the problems of the website has been fixed. you saw the president in the briefing room some two weeks ago, a contrite p
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
healthcare services. 37% of those questioned say they're unfamiliar with the affordable care act. that's more than any other age drop. group. 72% of all respondents say they're somewhat familiar. >>> tomorrow is decision day for detroit. a federal judge is expected to announce whether the city is eligible for bacy protection. millions of dollars of pensions could be reduced or stripped away. one detroit man said losing his pension would mean choosing between eating or taking medication. >> after four months the federal judge will rule tuesday on whether detroit is eligible for chapter 9 the b bankruptcy. >> they made it clear before the federal judge that everything from the city's assets like masterpieces at the detroit institute of art to incur debt like retiree pensions may be up for grabs. >> to me that's robbery. >> donald smith one of some 20,000 row tir20,000 retireriese worried. >> i not asking for anything but what i earned. >> he's concerned his pension check would be stripped away or reduced making hard times even worse. >> there are days i have to make up my mind whet
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
that it's not an accurate promise and in the market? >> it was said that the affordable care act is not a website. but if that is the front door to a big piece of policy doesn't it have to work for people to have confidence for the rest of it? >> they're saying now at least the user inter face for the most part has been fixed. they point to 80%. 80% of people who go through the website can go through the entire process and get coverage. you're right to ask what is success. point of view of success from the administration has changed. they said 7. million by the first year is success. now because of some of the problems you're seeing they're see something success is how well is the risk pool distributed? do you have enough young people to offset the others to make sure that premiums are balanced. bringing in enough young people in the program will really define whether or not the market is stable in 2015 and 2017. >> even if that is a new definition of success, do they have a shot of hitting that target? aren't there problems getting young people to come in? >> yes, absolutely. in th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
administration lots of bad press. now the president is focusing on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic team reported that the palestinian leader did not die from radioactive poisoning. the report contra-ducts an earlier report from a swiss team, who claims that it was due to a political assassination. >>> the engineer involved in the new york train derailment found himself nodding before the train jumped the tracks. alcohol tests came back negative.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
them are going to be covered through medicaid. >> affordable care act. >> that's the from doctors are millions are covered under the healthcare law. many restrict the patients they accept because of relatively low reimbursement rates. >> practice the way i want to practice. they are typically far below both medicare and private insurance. >> book lynn based an toll meteorologist whose is also president of the new york society, says private insurance for a full eye exam will reburst him at rates up to $150, medicare pays him $145, but for the same procedure, medicaid pays only $63. >> they are going to have to go up by 73% nationally, but in new york they have to triple. >> doctors remain am bilent about whether they will even take that insurance. in new york, 44% of physicians say they plan on sitting out the first year. 33% say they are not sure if they will participate, and nationwide, roughly four in ten say they are still weighing their options. lower payments to physicians experts say is one way of making the new plans more affordable, but even for patient whose have insurance th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
affordable chair act because they're healthy and their healthcare costs and needs are few. yet they'll be required to buy insurance and it's all figured into the formula. it all balances out. it's the only way it can work. the president spoke to this group, the rebutte of healthcare, the affordable care act. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. >> obama: i hope you haven't been discouraged about how hard it is because stuff that's worth it is always hard. the civil rights movement was hard. giving me women the right to vo, that was hard. making sure we had the right to organize, that was hard. it's never been busy how we do business in this country. >> tony, the president has a wig problem. even with young people with startling statistics out of harvard, they came out with numbers. 39% of so-called millennials, 18 to 29-year-olds, only 39% approve of the affordable care act. 20%, just 20% of those polled intend to enroll. almost half do not intend to enroll. that could be bad news. >> mike, thank you ♪ >> mark morgan is here with the headlines in sports and big new
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am EST
president obama ask the people to ignore the republicans root are to the affordable care act to fail. >> i always said i would work with anyone to implement this law. if you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ clapping ] >> >> the president's speech kicked off the administration's three week inspirational campaign about healthcare reform, sign up for individuals who want coverage next year, is the 23rd. >>> hello, we are looking at dangerous conditions on the road in terms of the northern plains and the border states. look at the know on the radar summary. this is causing a problem because it's accumulating as well as the visibilities are coming down. across the north-west we don't expect the snow it linger. we did a snow earlier. that was across washington, down to nevada, fading out. our focus will be over here towards the east over the next day. still cool across parts of seattle. not a lot of rain or snow. it's the cooler temperatures going below freezing every night. looks like saturday will bet the coldest day. we had r
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
they are rooting for the affordable care act to fail. >> i said i would work with anybody to implement and improve the law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> the president's speech kicked off the administration's 3-week campaign, the sign off deadline for coverage at the start of next year is december 23rdrd. >> wendell potter joins us, an analyst from the public integrity book. and the author of a book. he joins us from philadelphia. good morning to you. that is a great place to start. at what you point. at this point what does everyone need to know about obamacare. >> it's here, it's been on the books for 3.5 years. it does a lot of good for a lot of people. there has been a lot of conflicting information. it will affect every one of us. we need to over the coming weeks figure out how it will affect us and our families. >> the president made a push to get young adults to sign up. is there one group more than others. >> the people who are most motivated are those among the 50 million to
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